Hi, I just lost my whole flock to a fox/weasel. My mistake, since I didn't shut them in properly when it was getting dark. But it shows that the predators close to my house will seize any opportunity, and might even strike during the day. I would like my chickens to be able to free range in our garden, but I can't keep an eye on them at all times. So I was thinking that I could put my dog outside on a running line while the chickens enjoy themselves. Would that scare off predators? We have weasels, fox, badgers and cats in the area. My dog does not chase the chickens, so that is no worry. She is not the toughest dog (labrador), but I guess her scent/bark could be enough? Any experience with chicken guard dogs? Cheers, M.